Posted: 2:32 pm Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
Last week, Demi Lovato’s “Tell Me You Love Me” Tour made it’s way to Brooklyn, and all the lovatic’s flocked to a sold out Barclays Center. I was one of those crazy lovatic’s. Yes, I am a lovatic, and I am proud of it.
I have been a huge fan of Demi Lovato since her “Camp Rock” days. I’d be lying if I said I still don’t rock out to “This Is Me” every now and then. Come on, that song is a classic. Last time I saw Demi was during her tour with Nick Jonas two summers ago, so I was long overdue for a dose of Demi.
It is almost 5PM and I am ready to get on a train and sing my heart out to some “Sorry Not Sorry”. But come on, this is Long Island and the home of the ever so wonderful LIRR. Earlier that day, there was a fire near one of the tracks, causing delays galore. Meaning, this was causing a huge delay for my train. I began to panic. I was ready to get in my car and drive to Brooklyn. You think I’m kidding…
Cue my girls song “Heart Attack” because that’s exactly what I was having. I wasn’t going to let this train make me miss finally seeing my Demi.
After a 40 minute train delay, a transfer, and some rain…I finally arrived to the Barclays Center!
I was more than ready to find my seat, and prepare myself for an amazing show. Every show I had ever seen Demi perform in was incredible, and I knew this one wouldn’t be any different. If anything, I thought it would be even better. This is by far the best album she’s released in her career. You can quote me on that.
DJ Khaled did his thing. He was interesting to say the least… entertaining, yes. So I’ll give him that one.
I was getting restless in my seat. I was ready to stand up and belt out some of Demi’s greatest hits. That’s when the arena went dark. We all knew what that meant.
Because I am such a crazy fan, my heart was pounding knowing that I was breathing the same air as Demi Lovato (at least I admit I’m crazy). She was coming on stage so soon and I kept thinking of all the songs she was going to open with. Songs like Confident or Cool For The Summer came across my mind. Instead, she shocked everyone rising from the floor, belting out the slow ballad “You Don’t Do It For Me Anymore”.
The next few songs were a blur because I was so excited and in the process of losing my voice attempting to keep up with her singing. That is impossible, and I should’ve known. The girls got one set of pipes on her. All I kept thinking was “can you please share some of that talent with me? Please.”
Each song was better than the next. She did some throwbacks like “Heart Attack”, and sang one of my favorites..“Confident”. She had two stages, and when she came to the second one, she was so close to me and I nearly fainted. Again, it was all a blur because I was that excited.
After a pretty cool performance of “Games” where there were a bunch of decoy Demi’s throughout the arena, you could tell she was ready to slow things down and showed up on stage sitting at a piano. Before she could get a word out, DJ Khaled and Kehlani, her two opening acts came on stage. Demi had a huge grin on her face, turned to the audience and said “I don’t know what’s happening” and you could tell she really didn’t.
That day happened to be Demi’s 6 year sober birthday, and DJ Khaled and Kehlani came on stage to sing to her, as well as tell her how much if an inspiration she is to so many people. The audience cried, Demi cried, I cried. It was beautiful, and one of the main reasons I love Demi Lovato so much.
After the emotional sober birthday celebration, Demi sang “Warrior” and “Father”, two very personal and emotional songs. She even said “It’s really hard to sing after you just finished crying.” Don’t let her kid you, she still sang both songs flawlessly. Again, girl share the talent.
The rest of the show was incredible. “Sorry Not Sorry” and of course “Tell Me You Love Me” were her closing songs, as they should have been. It’s been a while since I left a show feeling 100% satisfied with the money I spent, but this show was incredible.
Demi Lovato is a disgustingly talented person, and puts on an amazing show. If I could see her live over and over again, I would.